The smaller the bird, the more challenges are presented to the photographer. Longer lenses and quick wits are needed, as these tiny subjects are usually more active and less likely to wait around for you to get your focus and framing right. Small birds are defined for this contest as those with a wingspan of around 30cm or less, so no starlings, blackbirds, doves etc.
This Premium Contest is worth 1.5x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged AND crowd-rated, with your score from each combined. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.
Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
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